Berber article (was Re: Arabic article (was: Corpses))
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 13, 2003, 20:03|
On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 16:03:58 -0600,
Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...> wrote:
> So, did those Berber armies speak a (possibly creolized) dialect of
> Arabic that, like their native language, lacked articles, or did they
> speak Berber, with Arabic loans? And if so, then when did Arabic arrive
> in Spain?
So Berber doesn't have an article? ISTR reading somewhere
(I forgot where) that the t- with which so many Berber words
(e.g. Tamasheq, Tifinagh, or place names such as Tamanrasset and
Tenerife) begin, was a definite article, but I am not sure.